SXSW 2018

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Featuring at least 111 Canadian acts, including:

  • Acid House Ragas (Montreal)
  • AHI (Brampton, ON)
  • Anemone (Montreal)
  • ANGELZ (Quebec City, QC)
  • Automelodi (Montreal)
  • Beams (Toronto)
  • Big Lean (Toronto)
  • Black Pistol Fire (Toronto/Austin)
  • Blessed (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Bodywash (Montreal)
  • Boniface (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Boogat (Montreal)
  • Bruno Belissimo (Toronto/Italy)
  • Cadence Weapon (Edmonton, AB)
  • Casper Skulls (Toronto)
  • Chris Stylez (Toronto)
  • CMDWN (Toronto)
  • Common Deer (Toronto)
  • Common Holly (Montreal)
  • Corridor (Montreal)
  • The Dead South (Regina, SK)
  • Dearly Beloved (Toronto)
  • Dear Rouge (Vancouver)
  • Devontée (Toronto)
  • DillanPonders (Toronto)
  • Dizzy (Oshawa, ON)
  • DJ Rosegold (Toronto)
  • Drama Diablo (Toronto)
  • Elephant Stone (Montreal)
  • Ensign Broderick (Toronto)
  • Essaie Pas (Montreal)
  • Faith Healer (Edmonton, AB)
  • Faiza (Toronto)
  • Forever (Montreal)
  • FRIGS (Toronto)
  • Friyie (Toronto)
  • Ghost Twin (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Grand Analog (Toronto)
  • Greys (Toronto)
  • Grounders (Toronto)
  • Gulfer (Montreal)
  • The Hearts (Edmonton, AB)
  • Helena Deland (Montreal)
  • I M U R (Vancouver)
  • Japandroids (Vancouver)
  • Jessie Reyez (Toronto)
  • JiMMY BRiCKZ (Toronto)
  • John Acquaviva (London, ON)
  • John Jacob Magistery (Montreal)
  • Josiah Bell (WIndsor, ON)
  • Killy (Toronto)
  • Kimmortal (Vancouver)
  • Le Couleur (Montreal)
  • Lido Pimienta (Toronto)
  • Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal)
  • Little Destroyer (Vancouver)
  • Living Hour (Winnipeg, MB)
  • LNDN DRGS / Jay Worthy (Vancouver)
  • Look Vibrant (Montreal)
  • Loud Luxury (Toronto)
  • Lucette (Edmonton, AB)
  • Ludo (Montreal)
  • MADDEE (Toronto)
  • Mauno (Halifax, NS)
  • Men I Trust (Montreal)
  • METZ (Toronto)
  • Michael Rault (Montreal)
  • Milk & Bone (Montreal)
  • Missy D (Vancouver)
  • Moonshine (Montreal)
  • Motel Raphael (Montreal)
  • Murda Beatz (Fort Erie, ON)
  • MY!GAY!HUSBAND! (Vancouver)
  • NITE (Winnipeg/Dallas)
  • NUE (Toronto)
  • Ori Dagan (Toronto)
  • Ought (Montreal)
  • Partner (Windsor, ON)
  • Pat Lok (Vancouver)
  • Peach Pit (Vancouver)
  • Pierre Kwenders (Montreal)
  • PKEW PKEW PKEW (Toronto)
  • Promise (Toronto)
  • Quique Escamilla (Toronto)
  • Redd Volkaert (Vancouver)
  • RYAN Playground (Montreal)
  • Said the Whale (Vancouver)
  • Sampson (Halifax, NS)
  • Samurai Champs (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Sarahmée (Montreal)
  • Savannah Ré (Toronto)
  • Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton, AB)
  • Sean Leon (Toronto)
  • Shope (Toronto)
  • Shred Kelly (Fernie, BC)
  • Skratch Bastid (Toronto)
  • SonReal (Vernon, BC)
  • Strvngers (Edmonton, AB)
  • Tasha the Amazon (Toronto)
  • Terra Lightfoot (Hamilton, ON)
  • TiKA (Toronto)
  • UNIMERCE (Toronto)
  • U.S. Girls (Toronto)
  • Wake Island (Montreal)
  • The Weather Station (Toronto)
  • The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, AB)
  • Whitney Rose (PEI/Toronto/Austin)
  • Wire Spine (Vancouver)
  • Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto)
  • Yung Tory (Toronto)
  • Ziibiwan (Toronto)

Previously announced artists no longer listed:

  • Chastity (Whitby, ON)
  • Ellevator (Hamilton, ON)
  • Heartstreets (Montreal)
  • Moon King (Toronto/Detroit)
  • Zen Bamboo (Montreal)
  • Zoology (Kelowna, BC)

LIGHTS tix and more SXSW artists!

Tune in today to win tickets to LIGHTS at Emo’s! Image: Matt Barnes via People

Tune in today for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see LIGHTS, performing Friday, Feb. 16 at Emo’s! We’ll have not one but two chances to win, so keep that dialing finger on the digits beginning at 4:30!

Along with the giveaway, we’ll be spinning more tracks by some of the 72 Canadian artists so far announced as playing this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival, including Chastity, Common Deer, Common Holly, Grounders, Gulfer, Living Hour, and Look Vibrant. In the five o’clock hour, we’ll also have special four-song spotlight on Moneen, with tracks both from their early days and from their emo peak in the mid-2000s.

And we’re not done yet—we’ve also got great tracks by Breeze, Charlotte Cardin, Code Pie, Cookie Duster, Steady Phase, Tree Speak, YESS WOAH, and Young Galaxy.

That’s all happening today at 4:30 PM Central. Join Justin the Canuck for 90 minutes of Canadian indie tunes, on the Austin airwaves at 91.7 FM and online, broadcasting to the world, at KOOP.org.

SXSW 2017

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Showcasing Artists

Featuring at least 81 Canadian artists:

  • Bad Pop (Vancouver)
  • Belle Game, The (Vancouver)
  • Best Fern (Montreal)
  • Betty Bonifassi (Montreal)
  • Bishu (Halifax)
  • Brandy Zdan (Winnipeg/Austin/Nashville)
  • Busty & The Bass (Montreal)
  • Calvin Love (Edmonton)
  • Carlo Lio (Toronto)
  • Casper Skulls (Toronto)
  • Cat Clyde (London, ON)
  • Charlotte Cardin (Montreal)
  • Close Talker (Saskatoon)
  • Co/ntry (Montreal)
  • Colter Wall (Swift Current, SK)
  • Digging Roots (Barrie, ON)
  • DillanPonders (Toronto)
  • Drama Diablo (Toronto)
  • Duchess Says (Montreal)
  • Duotang (Winnipeg)
  • DVBBS (Toronto)
  • Ekali (Vancouver)
  • Emmanuel Jal (Toronto)
  • Faarrow (Toronto)
  • Forever (Montreal)
  • Heat (Montreal)
  • Hoan (Montreal)
  • I.D.A.L.G. (Montreal)
  • Jazz Cartier (Toronto)
  • Jazzamboka (Montreal)
  • Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF (Montreal)
  • Jesse Dangerously (Ottawa)
  • Jessie Reyez (Toronto)
  • JJ Shiplett (Calgary)
  • Kroy (Montreal)
  • Le Matos (Montreal)
  • Les Deuxluxes (Montreal)
  • Living Hour (Winnipeg)
  • Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto)
  • Marie Davidson (Montreal)
  • Maurice Moore (Ottawa)
  • Mise en Scene (Winnipeg)
  • Mozart’s Sister (Montreal)
  • New Pornographers, The (Vancouver)
  • Night Lovell (Ottawa)
  • No Joy (Montreal)
  • Noyz & BMAGIC (Brampton, ON)
  • Orkestar Kriminal (Montreal)
  • Paul Devro (Port Alberni, BC)
  • Pomo (Vancouver)
  • Port Juvee (Calgary)
  • Robotaki (Toronto)
  • Royal Tusk (Edmonton)
  • Ryan Hemsworth (Ottawa)
  • RYAN Playground (Montreal)
  • Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs (Toronto)
  • Samito (Montreal)
  • Shanks, The (Mono, ON)
  • ShaqIsDope (Toronto)
  • She-Devils (Montreal)
  • Shifty Eyes (Sylvan Lake, AB)
  • Slow Leaves (Winnipeg)
  • Spurz (Vancouver)
  • Supermoon (Vancouver)
  • Tasha the Amazon (Toronto)
  • Teen Daze (Vancouver)
  • Tei Shi (Vancouver)
  • Tim Darcy (Montreal)
  • Tim Moxam (Toronto)
  • Tokyo Police Club (Newmarket, ON)
  • Tommy Genesis (Vancouver)
  • Twist (Toronto)
  • Vanic (Vancouver)
  • Velveteins, The (Edmonton)
  • Vox Sambou (Montreal)
  • We Are Wolves (Montreal)
  • Weaves (Toronto)
  • Whitney Rose (Charlottetown, PEI/Austin)
  • Wild Rivers (Toronto)
  • Yes We Mystic (Winnipeg)
  • Young Devontee (Toronto)

Honorary Canadians

  • Neko Case (Tacoma, WA)

Canceled Acts

  • Bobby Bazini (Mont-Laurier, QC)
  • Charlotte Day Wilson (Toronto)
  • Cold Specks (Toronto)
  • Darcys, The (Toronto)
  • Ginger Ale & The Monowhales (Toronto)
  • Grounders (Toronto)
  • Hollerado (Toronto)
  • Hollowbodies, The (Toronto)
  • Jahkoy (Toronto)
  • Kilmanjaro (Toronto)
  • Louise Burns (Vancouver)
  • Lowell (Toronto)
  • Nicole Dollanganger (Toronto)
  • SIANspheric (Hamilton)
  • Whitehorse (Toronto)